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Police Blotter, Week of May 9, 2012

‘Evil spirit’ scammers Fifth Precinct detectives are looking for two or three women who have been victimizing elderly Asian women in Chinatown by offering to remove evil spirits and bad luck from their jewelry and money and stealing it from them. Two scammers, described only as Asian women, approached their latest victim, 62, at Doyers read more here »

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Velazquez bill would combat hazing incidents in the military

BY ALINE REYNOLDS  |  East Village soldier Danny Chen’s suicide last October has contributed to the writing of legislation that would more stringently enforce anti-bullying in the armed forces. The Service Member Anti-Hazing Act, which U.S. Congressmember Nydia Velazquez is introducing to Congress this week, would require all branches of the U.S. military to more read more here »

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Shuang Wen principal gets canned as probe drags on

BY ALINE REYNOLDS  |  The Shuang Wen School (M 184) has been hit with a slew of violations by the city Department of Education, resulting in the axing of its former principal. The latest developments add fuel to the fire for a group of parents who are suing over D.O.E.’s drawn-out multiple investigations of their read more here »

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Mic check! Moore and Co. sing the praises of Occupy

[media-credit name="Photos by Tequila Minsky " align="aligncenter" width="600"][/media-credit]Musicians and music fans who want to make a difference for the “99 percent” occupied City Winery, at Varick and Vandam Sts., Tuesday evening for the release party for “Occupy This Album.” Tickets were $99, and the compilation album — with tracks by 100 different artists and groups read more here »

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“Take Charge of Your Health,” a free community health forum sponsored by VillageCare and the New York University Office of Civic Engagement, will take place Thurs., June 14, from 9:30 a.m. until noon on the fifth floor of the new N.Y.U. Global Center for Academic and Spiritual Life, 238 Thompson St. Moderated by Dr. Max read more here »

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Judith Kallas, 74, a partner in Cornelia St. Café

BY ALBERT AMATEAU  |  Judith Carroll Kallas, an early associate and later a partner in the Cornelia St. Café, which opened 35 years ago, died in her sleep Friday night March 23 of cardiac arrest. She was 74. Her husband, John L. Kallas, 89, died two weeks later. An actress who had worked with Robin read more here »

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B.J. Westman, 89, theatrical press agent, volunteer

[media-credit id=1 align="aligncenter" width="600"][/media-credit] B.J. Westman in the late 1990s. BY ALBERT AMATEAU  |  B.J. Westman, a theatrical press agent and longtime volunteer with the Jefferson Market Garden and at the former St. Vincent’s Hospital who was known to his friends as Buddy, died April 12, a month before his 90th birthday. He died in read more here »

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Scene, Week of May 9, 2012

 Photo by Q. Sakamaki On May Day, an Occupy Wall Street supporter accessorized the Andy Warhol statue at Union Square North with a Guy Fawkes “V for Vendetta” mask. Despite his sign’s call for “no more signs,” he was holding one!

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Residential could save Pier 40, new study finds

BY LINCOLN ANDERSON  |  For those who don’t mind the sound of baseballs pinging off aluminum bats or the occasional home run shot plopping into their bubbling deck-top jacuzzis, Pier 40 could be the Lower West Side’s new residential hot spot. That is, if one of a study’s options for possible uses of a decaying read more here »

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‘Torah thief rabbi’ claim doesn’t have  a prayer in court

BY LESLEY SUSSMAN  |  Testimony was concluded last week in a bitter three-year court case in which a Brooklyn rabbi who was once convicted of stealing a Torah from an Upstate synagogue and trying to fence it, now claims to be a member and assistant rabbi of an East Village orthodox synagogue — which the read more here »

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